Yale/Tulane ESF-8 Planning and Response Program
EHS 581 Public Health and Medical Emergency Planning and Response is taught by Dr. Sandy Bogucki and Lt. Col. Joanne McGovern, who is retired from the U.S. Army. Under their guidance, YPHS students have provided the virtual medical operations center reports supporting responders to every major national and international disaster since the calamitous earthquake in Haiti in 2010. Examples of some of the other major incidents include the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011, tornadoes and floods in the United States., flooding in Thailand and the ongoing humanitarian disaster in Syria. Below is the current work on the behalf of the Philippines in the aftermath of supertyphoon Haiyin. It has been actively used by the Department of Defense, the United Nations and many other organizations as they respond to the emergency.